If you love New England Clam Chowder you'll love our New England Flounder Chowder! We swapped Flounder for Clams. If you hate a chewy clam but love a tender flounder filet, you'll love this chowder recipe.
5flounder filetsa bit over a pound
1/3cupall purpose flour
1quarthalf and half
cooked bacon for topping
In a large pot fry up the bacon.
While the bacon is frying chop up your carrots, celery, onion and potatoes.
Once the bacon is done chop it up and keep in the pan, add in the chopped veggies as well.
Cook the veggies in the bacon and bacon fat for about 5 minutes.
Add in the water, milk, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
Cook until the vegetables are tender on a low-medium fire.
While the soup is cooking in a large skillet cook the flounder in the 2 tablespoons butter until cooked thoroughly.
Once the vegetables are tender add the flounder to the soup.
In the skillet used for the flounder add in the 2 tablespoons butter, once melted stir in the flour to make a roux.
Once the roux is a yellowish/brown add in the half and half slowly, keep mixing and pouring in the half and half until it's combined.
Pour the cream mixture into the soup and cook the soup for 5 minutes.
Top with cooked bacon and enjoy!
*if you like a thicker soup add a little more flour, increasing by a teaspoon each time. be careful as the soup will thicken with time.